All foreigners wishing to live and/or work in Turkey are required to obtain a residence permit within one month following their arrival in the country and prior to the commencement of their work.
For long-term residence in Turkey, the applicant should submit the following documents to the local Police Department:
• Deed copy of the property (original deed must be presented)
• 4 passport sized photos
• Passport (original passport must be present)
• Photocopies of the following pages of the passport: the page bearing the applicant’s photo, the page stamped at the last entry, the page indicating the validity and expiry dates of the passport.
• A bank statement or a currency exchange slip testifying to an asset in the amount of USD 300 for each month of planned stay, or a copy of the Deed of the Turkish property you own may suffice.